Fortress Festival has revealed ten more bands set to perform at the event, which promises to be the biggest and loudest black metal event in the UK in June 2024. Set to take place at the iconic Scarborough Spa in North Yorkshire, the festival has unveiled its two main stage headliners – Triptykon and Wolves in the Throne Room – and one of the second stage headliners: Regarde Les Hommes Tomber.
Performances from Triptykon and Regarde Les Hommes Tomber will be UK exclusive shows for 2024 whereas Wolves in the Throne Room will present a 2024 UK exclusive “Two Hunters” set – this will be the first time the iconic album will be performed live in the UK.
The third and last set of early bird weekend tickets for Fortress Festival are on sale now for £149 and can be purchased here.
Regarding their UK exclusive show, Tom Gabriel Warrior of Triptykon, said: “We feel absolutely delighted and truly honoured to have been invited to return to the UK to perform at Scarborough’s exceptional Fortress Festival in 2024. Anybody familiar with my extended musical path knows how important the UK has always been for me and my work, both in terms of influence and artistic progress. A concert on such personally sacred ground is thus always something I am looking forward to immensely.”
Wolves in the Throne Room said: “We are very pleased to be presenting our classic album Two Hunters in its entirety for the first time on British soil. We have chosen Fortress Fest to host this special event. This album is very dear to us and we are very keen to share it with the metal maniacs who will be in attendance.”
The second wave of confirmed bands also includes a host of other exclusive shows: a UK exclusive show from Brazilian “depressive black metal” band Thy Light, a return to the UK with an exclusive show from German black metallers Ultha, a UK exclusive set from Bavarian-based Waldgeflüster and a UK exclusive set from Sweden’s Dodsrit.
Also newly announced are UK black metal act Blood Countess, the solo music project of Norwegian metal multi-instrumentalist Kathrine Shepard: Sylvaine, and the highly-regarded Portuguese act Gaerea.
These bands join an already stacked line-up of special bands and exclusive shows. Previously confirmed bands include: Blackbraid with a debut and exclusive UK show, Panopticon with a ‘Roads to the North’ anniversary full album set, Furia with an exclusive UK show, Obsidian Kingdom with a UK exclusive ‘Mantiis’ full album set, Fellwarden with its worldwide live debut, Lamp of Murmuur with a UK exclusive performance, Falls of Rauros with their first ever UK show, Danish atmospheric black metal band Sunken and UK black-death-doom act Abyssal.
Brazilian act Thy Light commented regarding their UK exclusive set: “We are honoured with the invitation from Fortress Festival and the opportunity to manifest our art at one of the UK’s most important festivals when it comes to underground music. This will be one of our few live rituals in 2024 and it will surely be a special one for us.”
German band Ultha also had the following to say regarding their appearance: “The overwhelming reactions to our appearance at Reaper Fest Derby in July of 2023 are still vivid in our minds. We were so humbled and never expected such love from a place of this world we only played once before. If only we had known! But instead of grieving the lost time and missed chances, we are stoked to say: we are getting the chance to do it again, sooner than we expected and to an even bigger crowd, at one, if not THE, marquee festivals of the UK metal underground: Fortress Festival 2024. It is such a tremendous honour to get invited back to play our third-ever UK show to so many of you who never tired of asking us to play your beautiful island. Thanks to the Fortress crew for inviting us. It’s truly an honour! We shall bring a special set for you all and play with equally as much heart as we put into writing the music we create. It will be our 10th anniversary next year and we said we will only play some selected and very special shows – this is a prime example. Fortress Fest, we can’t wait and shall see you in June of 2024.”
FORTRESS FESTIVAL 2024
1-2 June 2024 Scarborough Spa North Yorkshire, UK
Triptykon 2024 UK exclusive
Wolves in the Throne Room 2024 UK exclusive ‘Two Hunters’ live in its entirety
Regarde Les Hommes Tomber 2024 UK exclusive
Blackbraid 2024 UK exclusive/debut
Panopticon ‘Roads to the North’ anniversary full album set 2024 UK exclusive
Thy Light 2024 UK exclusive
Furia 2024 UK exclusive
Obsidian Kingdom ‘Mantiis’ full album set 2024 UK exclusive
Fellwarden worldwide live debut, 2024 UK exclusive
Ultha 2024 UK exclusive
Lamp of Murmuur 2024 UK exclusive
Waldgeflüster 2024 UK exclusive
Dodsrit 2024 UK exclusive
Falls of Rauros 2024 UK exclusive/debut
MORE BANDS TBA
Last early bird weekend tickets: £149
Standard tickets and day tickets to be released later. Standard tickets will also be available via the Scarborough Spa Box Office.